Deepen your practice. Make a difference.
Mastermind Facilitator Certification.
Mastermind offers a live online Mindfulness Facilitator Certification Program led by Dorsey Standish, MS, mindfulness psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin and other senior facilitators. Mastermind’s two-part training & certification will give you the education and practical experience to deepen your own practice and share mindfulness with others effectively and authentically.
Part I: Mindfulness Intensive Training
- Deepen your personal mindfulness practice in a nurturing environment among like-minded peers
- Learn the neuroscience of mindfulness, including major components and networks of the brain and nervous system that are impacted by mindfulness and meditation
- Practice a variety of science-based techniques for mindfulness meditation and mindful movement, including formal, informal and attitudinal practices
- Gain skills that apply mindfulness and self-compassion to relationships, conflict and trauma
Part II: Mindfulness Facilitator Certification
- Learn to teach mindfulness using your mind, heart and body
- Develop communication and leadership skills for leading classes, guiding students and developing and leading mindfulness sessions
- Create custom meditations using mindful language, phrasing, quotes, and poetry
- Get personalized feedback and growth suggestions from your teachers
- Access on-going professional mentoring and group support to deepen your practice
“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
Why get certified?Deeper learning. Teacher training and certification are a powerful gateway to reaching a deeper level of learning and mastery. By learning to teach and share, you strengthen your own understanding and reinforce your faith and commitment to these life-changing practices.
Serving others. There is great fulfillment in supporting and guiding the healing, wellness and growth of others. As a teacher, you are supporting your own practice, contributing to the wellness and growth of other individuals, and playing a role in bringing a broader consciousness of mindfulness to our community and world.
Creating community. As a member of the certification cohort, you’ll be a part of a broader community of students and teachers. You’ll be supported in deepening your practice, and you’ll support others in their growth. And you will play a part in creating a lasting community of wellness for yourself and others.
Completing the Mindfulness Certification program with Mastermind was one of the best decisions in my life.
We finished the program just as the pandemic shut down most of public life, and the practices we learned helped me not only keep my own peace but inspired me to go forth to share mindfulness with others. Since finishing, I’ve worked with several groups and led meditation for people around the world.
I have such a large amount of gratitude for this program! I feel very connected to the work, the people and the process. I was a bit hesitant at first due to the time commitment and was not sure I would be able to make it work with my little ones and the amount my husband travels for work. Luckily, I was able to recruit some family members to watch the girls when I have class. I am so happy that I did. The community is the greatest and just so supportive. I look forward to implementing these practices into my work moving forward.
Taking this course was truly one of the best choices I have ever made in my life. Thank you for the treasure trove of skills, tools, and ideas regarding how to deepen my own practice and how to offer meditations to my students and fellow teachers at work. Please know how profoundly you have impacted my life, and how by extension, you have impacted the life of my family.
I never would have believed I could have gotten so much out of a virtual course. What I am most proud of, is the joy I have found in mindfulness. Being mindful has made the biggest difference in my well-being, and in “just being”. It is as if I have found another sensory mode that is deeper, wider, and more evolved. I don’t worry; I either accept things as they are, or I do something about it.
The certification course exceeded my expectations. It was so well-organized, and the like-minded community was very refreshing. Having mindfulness in my life is the best thing ever and I can’t wait to share it with others.
I am truly grateful for the Mastermind Mindfulness Certification Program. As I reflect on our very first session together, I remember how good it felt to be surrounded by like-minded individuals – the energy was palpable!
The strengths of the program included the teaching staff, the commitment to personal practice, and the hands-on learning of facilitation skills. Because of this training, I have discovered within myself a newfound optimism, excitement, and a spark!
Learning to meditate has been a turning point in my life that reawakened my brain and my heart.
After teaching English and writing classes for twenty-two years in higher education, I am humbled to realize I am now gathering the tools to help my friends, neighbors, and colleagues cope with and come to understand life as it is presenting itself to us in this moment.
I recommend that those with the desire to help themselves and others in this world consider the training Mastermind offers.
I want to express my sincere gratitude for this program. From Day One I enjoyed every moment and really looked forward to weekends of learning and fun.
This program has really helped me in so many ways, being dedicated to my practice as well as blessing others who do not know about mindfulness.
The course really built upon itself. Like a great recipe, everything added together to make an exceptional experience for me. Highlights have been the curriculum and teachers, the many meditation exercises, the small groups plus the reading material. The rewards of practice and teaching are beyond anything I was anticipating. I am shocked at how impactful making mindfulness a daily practice has been. It’s something I look forward to everyday.
I was nervous to sign up for the certification program, but I decided to go for it. Since day one of our training, I knew I made the right choice.
I truly believe this is because of the space that was created by Dorsey and Marty to help us grow. This training gave me the tools I needed to connect with myself better than ever have before and to understand how to share my teachings with others. I am forever grateful for this practice and look forward to sharing mindfulness with my community.
Who would have ever thought a journey with mindfulness could take you almost anywhere while guiding you to live in the present moment? The Mastermind team did an outstanding job moderating from a virtual platform. Their presence made everyone feel safe and comfortable, as they were genuine, inviting, pleasant, and their passion for mindfulness was infectious. The Mastermind Mindfulness Certification program has equipped me with what I need to begin facilitating, and I look forward to sharing with colleagues, healthcare professionals and the community.
Spring 2022 Schedule
Part I: Mindfulness Intensive TrainingJanuary 29-30
Part II: Facilitator CertificationApril 23-24
60-Hour Facilitator Certification
(Parts I & II)
*Flexible payment plans available. Save $200 when you enroll by December 30.
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. Apply by sending a paragraph to [email protected] along with your application sharing your need/desire to receive a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will pay a reduced enrollment fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much mindfulness experience is required to participate?
We ask that you have been familiar with mindfulness and mindful practices for at least a year. While this is an advanced training with considerable neuroscience content, there is usually a mix of people with varied experience levels in the course: some people who have meditated for years, and others who are establishing a regular mindfulness practice. You will be working naturally with where you are in your practice. One requirement of the certification is a daily practice journal that the facilitators review every few weeks and make suggestions, so even if you don’t start with a daily personal practice you will leave with one!
I can’t attend all the sessions. Can I still participate?
Participants can miss up to 6 hours of live training and still obtain the certification. They will need to watch the recorded material and share their reflections to show that they understand what was covered. We try to accommodate and work with people, as we know life happens. If you have specific questions about attendance or missing classes, please inquire at [email protected].
Will the training be online or in-person?
To accommodate diverse participants from around the globe, all certification training hours will take place online via Zoom. However, as a trainee/graduate you’ll be invited to Mastermind in-person quarterly practice & connection sessions in Dallas, Texas.
Whom do I contact with questions?
Please reach out to [email protected].
What is the application deadline?
The deadline for application to the Spring 2022 training is Friday, January 21. Please plan to apply, interview and enroll by December 30, 2021 if you’d like to qualify for the early bird discount.
What do you look for in potential participants?
The first thing we look for is the person’s established or growing mindfulness meditation practice. Personal practice is such an important part of being a mindfulness teacher. The other main thing we look for is kindness and an openness to learn and grow in community.
When will I know if I was awarded a scholarship?
Please apply for the scholarship when you submit your application. We will try to let you know as soon as possible whether you will be awarded financial assistance, likely during your interview following your initial application.
Does this program guarantee a teaching spot at Mastermind?
We can’t guarantee employment with Mastermind following your completion of the certification. However, following your certification there may be an opportunity to audition with us and/or to teach a free Mastermind Community Class, which is a wonderful opportunity to gain real teaching experience.
Are Mastermind premium classes included as part of my tuition?
All Mastermind on-demand content and live workshops are included for the duration of your facilitator training.
Do you offer Continuing Education credits for this training?
We offer 45 APA-approved CEs for mental health professionals through Clover Education. Participants wishing to receive CEs will pay Mastermind an additional $100 to receive the credits, and will receive their CEs following certification completion.